News & Announcements


  • May 19, 2022 Planning Commission Hearing/Meeting Cancellation

    Posted May 18, 2022

    Due to COVID positives with the Planning Commission membership, thus concerns over having a quorum present; the meeting scheduled for May 19th at 7:00 P.M. has been cancelled. Tentatively, it will be ...

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  • Video Televising

    Posted May 12, 2022

    Prior to the USDA - Rural Development funded sewer construction on Green Acres Road and work done in Hurontown; there will be a pre-construction video taping of all the facilities in these areas. ...

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  • Water Quality Consumer Confidence Report

    Posted April 26, 2022

    Following new federal regulation, the State of Michigan in 1998 enacted a requirement that Public water suppliers m ust now issue annual Consumer Confidence Reports (CCR) on water systems. Therefore, ...

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  • Summer Road Dust Abatement

    Posted April 20, 2022

    The Houghton County Rd. Commission is once-again offering the Township Calcium Chloride at their cost to lesson summertime road dust. The cost per gallon applied is: $2.25. The Township must notify ...

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  • Special Meeting to Discuss ARPA Funds for Road Repair

    Posted March 24, 2022

    On March 28, 2020, Monday, the Township will hold a special hybrid zoom meeting to discuss the use of the American Rwecovery Plan Act (ARPA) money to match with the Road Commission for Twp. Road ...

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  • 2022 Planning Commission Scheduled Hybrid Zoom Meetings

    Posted March 23, 2022

    The Planning Commission (P.C.) will be coducting "hybrid" zoom meetings this year. This simply means the P.C. members will be meeting in-person and the public is invited to participate at these ...

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  • B.O.R. Meeting

    Posted March 22, 2022

    The final March B.O.R. meeting to look at the petitions accepted during the March 14 & 17, 2022 public meetings at the Doelle Senior Center will occur at 10:00 am, (Monday) March 22, 2022 at the ...

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  • Planning Commission Vacancy

    Posted March 9, 2022

    There is one vacancy on the Charter Township of Portage's Planning Commission.  Presently, there are seven members; six citizen members and one Township Board member. The Planning Commission ...

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  • 2022 Township Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting Schedule

    Posted March 8, 2022

    The Township Board will conduct "hybrid" zoom monthly meetings during calender year 2022. Hybrid zoom meetings simply means that the Trustees will be meeting in-person at the Twp. Office and the ...

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  • Boil Advisory Due to a Waterline Break Has Been Lifted

    Posted March 8, 2022

    The water sampling tests have indicated that there is no concerns from the Adams Twp. waterline break. The boil advisory has been lifted for all the water customers serviced by Adam Township.

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  • Notice: The board of Trustees has re-scheduled the March meeting to March 15, 2022 at 6 P.M. due scheduling conflicts

    Posted March 8, 2022

    Notice: The board of Trustees has re-scheduled the March meeting to March 15, 2022 at 6 P.M. due scheduling conflicts     The Board will "meet in-person" and the public is invited to ...

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  • Board of Review 2022 Schedule

    Posted March 7, 2022

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  • Boil Advisory Due to a Waterline Break

    Posted March 5, 2022

    Due to a Adams Township waterline break late Friday night that supplies Portage Township. There has been a boil advisory for human consumption issued by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department ...

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  • Response to Gazette Sea Plane Article

    Posted February 11, 2022

    This letter was sent to the Mining Gazette in response to their recent article on sea planes and Charter Township of Portage, at the time of this post, it has not been published: "Portage Township ...

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  • February Monthly Bd. of Trustees Meeting Date Change

    Posted February 5, 2022

    Due to absencess on the Board of Trustees; the February hybrid meeting will be moved from the 14th to  the 21st of February. It will occur once again at 6:00 P.M. est The Board will "meet ...

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  • Status of B-2/Seaplane Process

    Posted January 28, 2022

    On 1/27/2022 we mailed our request to the Houghton County Planning Commission to within 30 days review the township planning commission's recommendation to add seaplanes as a permitted use in zoning ...

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  • 2022 Planning Commission Scheduled Hybrid Zoom Meetings

    Posted January 27, 2022

    The Charter Township of Portage's Planning Commission will meet on February 24, 2022 "in-person" at 7:00 P.M. using a "hybrid" meeting format. See attached PDF for zoom public access to this meeting.

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  • Winter Property Tax Bills Have Been Mailed

    Posted December 8, 2021

    Winter tax bills have been mailed. If you are expeccting a bill and do not receive it by December 15, please email treasurer at charterportagetw dot org to get a copy re-sent via email or mail.  ...

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  • Office Hours

    Posted November 19, 2021

    Attention Residents: The Township office will be open on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 10 AM - 2 PM Sorry for the inconvenience

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  • Green Acres Road Sewer Project Update

    Posted November 12, 2021

    >> After a number of years the USDA - Rural Development (RD) funded the Township, based on the UP - Engineers estimate, a loan/grant combination to build this directly drilled sewer project and ...

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  • 2021 Twp. Budget Review and Acceptance

    Posted November 11, 2021

    On December 14, 2021 there will be a "in-person" public meeting at the Twp. Office located on Green Acres Road for the final review and acceptance of the 2021 annual budget. It will occur at 3:00 P.M. ...

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  • Clerk Office Hours

    Posted July 29, 2021

    Attention Residents: The Clerk’s Office will be open on Saturday, July 31st from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. to accept absentee ballots.

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  • Copper Country Recycling Initiative

    Posted July 8, 2021

    The following attached PDF - describes where you can recycle certain items in the Copper Country.

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  • Attention Residents: Please see the statement from Canal View regarding their millage renewal

    Posted July 6, 2021

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  • Water and Sewer Rates in Township

    Posted June 30, 2021

    By Resolution Vote the Board of Trustees changed the water and sewer rates  - they became effective October 1, 2020.

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  • 2020 Consumer Confidence Report

    Posted June 10, 2021

    The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is a required, yearly summary of the water quality testing done by the Township and it's (2) suppliers (City of Houghton & Adams Township) of water supplied to ...

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  • August 3, 2021 Election update

    Posted June 9, 2021

    Attention Voters: There will be an election on August 3, 2021 for a renewal for the Canal View (formally Houghton County Medical Care). All residents who are on the Absentee voter list have been sent ...

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  • Adult Use/Recreational Marijuana Ord. #148

    Posted December 15, 2020

    At the November 9, 2020 Remote Zoom Twp. monthly board meeting, Ordinance 148 was read for the second time and was subsequently adopted. It will go into affect on January 1, 2021. See the attached ...

  • For Review: Proposed Stormwater Ordinance

    Posted July 1, 2020

    For citizen review.

  • Latest Stormwater Runoff Ordinance

    Posted July 1, 2020

    Here is the latest Township Stormwater Runoff Ordinance that will be discussed at a a Planning Commission Public Hearing on July 16, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. via zoom remote software. (See Planning ...

  • New CARES Act Website/Information

    Posted March 31, 2020

    Here is some information about the newly passed Cares Act which has the Payroll Protection Program contained within it. Such entities as: eligible non-profits, independent contractors, small ...

  • How to set up automatic payments from checking and savings accounts

    Posted March 17, 2020

    Here's the form for automatic payments for water/sewer and tax bills

  • Township and the CoVid 19 Virus

    Posted March 16, 2020

    The Township has taken steps to limit both the public as well as staff possible exposure to the CoVid Virus. (see attached memo)

  • Battery Recycling

    Posted November 5, 2019

    Here is an excellent, informative web-site about battery recycling:

  • Residential/Commercial Water & Sewer Rates

    Posted May 14, 2019

    At the May 13, 2019 Monthly Board of Trustees Meeting Commercial/Business rate schedule for water and sewer was passed.

  • Water/Sewer and Initial Hook-Up Rates

    Posted March 28, 2019

    As of April 01, 2019 this rate schedule applies.

  • Property Tax Payment/Explainations

    Posted July 18, 2018

    Property taxes can be paid in person from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. The Deputy-Treasurer will be present during those times to answer any explicit questions about your ...

  • Monthly Meeting Minutes Availability

    Posted August 2, 2017

    Monthly Board Minutes are available in hard copy at the Township Office located at 47240 Green Acres Road during normal business hours Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 am thru 3:00 pm.

  • 2017 - 2022 Recreation Plan

    Posted May 18, 2017

    This 5 year plan was adopted by the Board of Trustees. It will be used for resource allocation and grant pursuance.

  • Limited English Proficiency Plan

    Posted July 26, 2016

    This plan is required by the Federal Government to assist English challenged individuals.